Best portable drip coffee maker
I've tried several portable coffee makers and decided to stick with instant coffee. Then I saw this dripper while looking at the French press devices. The GSI Java drip is perfect for me. I roast my own coffee and use a dripper at home. The 30 oz. version is perfect for my two cup a day habit. I can put what is left over after my first cup into a thermos to save for later. This brings me to the one weakness of the Java Drip - it needs better insulation - even if it increases the price. But this is a big improvement to the Brunton and all the french presses out there.
Great coffee, very easy to use and clean
Looking for an easy coffee system while without our kitchen. I tried several coffee filter holders and found this one to be the best. Clear 30 0z jar lets me see how much coffee I've made, and is large enough to make several cups. I use paper filter for easy cleaning. Fits together easily and stays together while coffee drips. Very well designed. True, it is not well insulated, but it isn't hard to reheat coffee or to store coffee in a thermos.
Very good campsite coffee
I haven't used other coffee makers in our campsites but I get rave reviews on the coffee I make with this one. Yes the insulation is light, but I rinse the container with boiling water before I make it (the ceramic mugs too)and find my second cup is still plenty hot. Bring some good ground coffee and have a great start to every day!
Works for me.
Needed something to use in a camper but not electric. Don't plan to be in a campground all the time. Baja beaches don't have elect. Got the Primus Kettle to complete it. A little too big to backpack or take on the moto, but I might anyway. The cloth filter is way to slow so use the paper filters and it's fast.
It is a winner
I love a good cup of coffee.Over the last 30 years I've used many systems,with the last one being the costly flip and drip style,which made a good cup of coffee.The GSI drip system is by far easiest,fastest,and makes the best cup of coffee I've had in the field.It is easy to take hiking,biking or kayaking.
A good brewing choice.
Great car camping brewing system. Filter is a little tough to clean, paper filters are a little easier to use. Nice volume at 50 oz., much bigger than most. The insulating sleeve is ok for warm months, we added an extra layer of ensolite pad for winter trips. Everthing (except filter) is easy to clean.
Java Drip Good Product
It works as expected. Like the coffee cone fits into the carafe. It is easy to clean. Use paper filters. I did not like the reusable filter. My only complaint is that it needs better insulation to keep the coffee hot longer.
Should have bought the bigger one
Easy setup / clean up. you can get extra filters in it. Buy the bigger one if your a coffee drinker. If you have 1 cup to get going this size is perfect.
best travel coffee brewer
This is a great coffee maker. Light weight, Easy to pack 30oz carafe is just right for two when traveling. Best way to avoid using those horrible Kerig brewers in hotel rooms.
Met the bill
Liked how easy to use and portable it is. Kept the coffee hot for cup refills. Did not use the cloth filter because it seemed too hard to clean while camping.